The Uvalde Consolidated Unbiased College District board introduced at its first assembly since 19 kids and two academics had been killed by an 18-year-old gunman that the varsity the place the tragedy happened won’t reopen.
Robb Elementary College was the location of an assault that killed 19 fourth graders and two academics on Could 24.
CNN and the New York Submit reported on the assembly, whereas the investigation into what happened remains to be underway:
Superintendent Hal Harrell informed mother and father on the assembly that college students wouldn’t be returning to the varsity — however then shut down the assembly and went into an extended closed-door session with out ever addressing the district’s police chief Pete Arredondo, who made the fateful resolution to not breach the classroom door the place gunman Salvador Ramos was holed up with two lecture rooms full of children.
Arredondo, who was elected to a seat on town council earlier this yr, was secretly sworn into workplace final week after a council assembly was canceled.
Some mother and father who attended the assembly expressed anger that the varsity officers didn’t tackle the numerous questions they’ve concerning the police response to the assault, together with claims that the officers waited greater than an hour to take down the shooter.
“We wish solutions to the place the safety goes to happen,” Angela Turner, a Uvalde mother or father who misplaced her niece within the taking pictures, informed CNN.
“This was all a joke,” Turner mentioned of the assembly. “I’m so dissatisfied in our faculty district.”
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) has known as for the FBI to analyze the police response.
Final week, the Division of Justice (DOJ) introduced it could launch an investigation into police actions as requested by Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin.
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